The magic of Christmas in Longyearbyen
In the polar night, the Basecamp Hotel sparkles. Spacious, warm and beautifully decorated for Christmas. In the run-up to Christmas, we love to treat our guests a little extra, and therefore we offer musical adventures, tasty delicacies and exciting meetings with puppies and people.
Welcome to Christmas at the Basecamp Hotel.
The Christmas hotel opens
Halvor Bakke is coming to Longyearbyen to make sure our hotel is overloaded with Christmas spirit. Together with stylist Berit L. Vildalen, he has busy days before the Christmas hotel opens on Saturday 11 November. Christmas trees are decorated, Christmas wreaths are hung on walls and doors and ice lanterns are lit.
Halvor and Berit welcome everyone to experience the Christmas hotel this Saturday in November. They share interior tips and ideas for the a lovely Christmas atmosphere in the home. We serve mulled wine and gingerbread, and offer an intimate concert with KC’s Club Arctica, with vocalist Kristin Cecilie Meyer-Skottun.
Saturday 11 November
12 pm: Book signing by Halvor Bakke
13 pm: Berit and Halvor share Christmas tips and ideas
14 pm: Berit and Halvor share Christmas tips and ideas
15 pm: Berit and Halvor share Christmas tips and ideas
16 pm: Intimate concert with KC’s Club Arctica
The event is free.
Aurora bubbles and cellotones
In the polar night, people and music meet. On Saturday 25 November we will enjoy beautiful tones from Markus Eriksen and his cello. Markus lives in Longyearbyen, and works as a music teacher. He is also the leader of two of the town’s choirs and a big band. Markus is actually Longyearbyen’s only professional musician, so here you just sit back and enjoy him and the cello – in the company of a sparkling glass of aurora bubbles.
Saturday 25 November
1 pm: Cello concert with Markus Eriksen
The concert is free.
Puppies and people
Guess who’s coming to town? The puppies from our dog yard in Bolterdalen! They are so much looking forward to meeting the “big city people” in Longyearbyen. We set up a mini-dog yard outside the hotel, light torches and serve hot cocoa and buns.
Saturday 18 November, at 13.00-15.00
Saturday 9 December, at 13.00-15.00
Cocoa: NOK 59
Homemade bun: NOK 29
Bun and cocoa: NOK 75
A wonderful taste of Christmas
Our Trapper’s hotel serves the trapper’s Christmas treats. Christmas in Svalbard has always brought something extra tasty to the table. In the run-up to Christmas, our chef brings out cheeses and home-made cured meats, and serves generous portions of goodies. Enjoy with our homemade mulled wine or perhaps a glass of Northern Lights bubbles?
Snacks tray with cured meat from Isfjord Radio, Norwegian cheeses and homemade shortbread.
Remember to order by 1pm on the same day.
Snack tray: NOK 215 per person, minimum two people
Homemade arctic mulled wine and cake
A cup of our home made white or red mulled wine, served with delicious cake.
Mulled wine: NOK 190 (wine-based) and NOK 90 (alcohol-free)
From 16 November to 17 December, Thursday-Sunday from 14.00-18.00
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